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Stepan Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.67 (-1.34 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 08:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $122.59
50-Day Range
MA: $119.58
52-Week Range
Now: $122.59
Volume2,031 shs
Average Volume81,396 shs
Market Capitalization$2.75 billion
P/E Ratio24.04
Dividend Yield0.98%
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, including emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered products, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials, as well as components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. Stepan Company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
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Overall MarketRank

2.15 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

38th out of 55 stocks

Soap, Detergents, & Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, & Cosmetics Industry

3rd out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.86 billion
Cash Flow$8.66 per share
Book Value$39.66 per share


Net Income$103.13 million


Market Cap$2.75 billion
Next Earnings Date2/18/2021 (Estimated)
-1.67 (-1.34 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 08:00 PM ET)
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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Stepan's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Stepan's stock was trading at $76.60 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SCL shares have increased by 60.0% and is now trading at $122.59.
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Is Stepan a buy right now?

3 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Stepan stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SCL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Stepan?

Wall Street analysts have given Stepan a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Stepan wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 18th 2021.
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How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 21st. The basic materials company reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.16. The basic materials company had revenue of $464.48 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $455.70 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 13.85% and a net margin of 6.51%.
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How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.305 per share on Tuesday, December 15th. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 27th. This is an increase from Stepan's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.
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Is Stepan a good dividend stock?

Stepan pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.98%. Stepan has been increasing its dividend for 25 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Stepan is 23.83%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Stepan will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.46% next year. This indicates that Stepan will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for SCL?

3 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $101.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's stock price to reach $115.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.8%.
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Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 304,900 shares, an increase of 34.4% from the December 15th total of 226,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 85,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), The Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Stryker (SYK), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), A. O. Smith (AOS) and Church & Dwight (CHD).

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59, Pay $1.9M)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 47, Pay $679.36k)
  • Dr. Jason Scott Keiper Ph.D., VP & Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer (Age 46)
  • David B. Mattingly, VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. David G. Kabbes, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Mark F. Mydlach, VP of Sales
  • Janet A. Catlett, VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Matthew John Eaken, VP & Corp. Controller (Age 57)
  • Mr. John V. Venegoni, Consultant (Age 61)
  • Matthew M. Rice, Assistant Sec.

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include O Keefe Stevens Advisory Inc. (0.20%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%), Diversified Trust Co (0.01%) and 6 Meridian (0.01%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, Luis Rojo, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which institutional investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, O Keefe Stevens Advisory Inc., and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Scott R Behrens, and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which institutional investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 6 Meridian, and Diversified Trust Co. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include David Kabbes, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, and Luis Rojo.
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How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $122.59.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.75 billion and generates $1.86 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $103.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.12 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,284 workers across the globe.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is www.stepan.com.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 1/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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